Watch an F-18 go through its final checks before being catapulted from the USS George H. W. Bush:
I started this visit with a large Bitburger
and something I have never had before: Gorgonzola Fritto (Fried Gorgonzola; this was actually a double-whammy since I had never had Gorgonzola before either).
It was absolutely delicious! I found it salty and the flavour was overwhelming at times but the beer did well to counter that. After the appetizer I decided to enjoy another German beer with a more Bavarian background, a Paulaner Dark
It had a hint of banana in its flavour but it went down smooth as I waited for my main course, Pizza Parma e Rucola.
According to the menu the pizza was topped with pressed ham and “rockets” so I had no clue what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised as the pizza was extremely delicious. I finished off the meal as I usually do when at Paparazzi’s, with a Limoncello.
As you can probably tell, I am a big fan of Paparazzi’s and expect to be back quite a few times in the future.
I’m spending the weekend in Italy and I am meeting my girlfriends family for the first time and attending a wedding. I’ve been preparing for this trip by
watching enjoying The Godfather
and catching up with everyone’s favourite MTV-made celebrities, the Jersey Shore crew.
I am flying out of Frankfurt-Hahn airport on the European airline folks love to hate, RyanAir. It will definitely be an interesting experience flying with them. In the information email I received after booking my ticket they informed me that if I don’t bring a printed copy of the boarding pass they will gladly re-issue it for 60€. My whole return-flight costs around 180€.
In bocca al luppo!
While I’m in Europe I will be trying to take in as many of the culinary delights as I can. I’m cataloguing these experiences in my Germany Food Diary series to start but plan to expand in the future.
The second Italian style restaurant I found walking the streets of Aachen is Verano Restaurant.
It is very nicely decorated outside and in.
My experience with appetizers has been that they are usually large enough to be a meal themselves so I decided to skip it this time. I was pleasantly surprised by the starters provided
A basket of warm bread coupled with a plate with eggplant spread (mmm delicious), sour cream, butter with herbs, diced tomatoes and pickled hot peppers. The salad pictured came with my entre, Pfefferrahmschnitzel (schnitzel with pepper sauce).
The food was delicious and timely and the service very friendly. The restaurant is also located next to the ice cream parlour where I had my first ice cream in Germany. I will definitely be heading over to Verano’s in the future!
My Germany Food diary series is a way for me to share the culinary delights I’ve been experiencing while in Aachen. Read the other entries by following this link.
Pomm’Pös’s tagline is “Rund dem kartofeln” or “Around the potato” and boy it’s not kidding. Its menu is full of potato-based dishes and they even have them as appetizers. I started with a baked potato with sour cream with herbs.
Surprisingly it came very tightly wrapped in aluminum foil with the sour cream covering the cut where the spoon was embedded. It was a bit difficult to open and once I got to the insides, quite plain. Luckily the main course, Schnitzel with fried onions and mushrooms was tastier.
As expected from a place whose motto is “Around the potato” the amount of fries was ample. The salad (top left) was a mixture of carrot shavings, cucumber and corn on top of a creamy coleslaw.
The food was decent and the service ok but next time I’ll make sure to not start with a baked potato as an appetizer. It just doesn’t go well.